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At The Cross Roads: Us / Mexico Border Counties In Transition, Dennis L. Soden Mar 2006

At The Cross Roads: Us / Mexico Border Counties In Transition, Dennis L. Soden

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In 1998, former Texas Comptroller John Sharp published Bordering the Future: Challenge and Opportunity in the Texas Border Region,which provided an assessment of the economic, political, and social condition of the Texas border counties. This report, commissioned by the US / Mexico Border Counties Coalition, extends those findings to all of the 24 U.S. counties that are contiguous with Mexico. As a region, if these 24 counties were the 51st state, how would they compare with the rest of the nation?